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Sponsors 2018-04-23T21:45:51+00:00

ABOUT DOTOUT

DotOUT is a nonprofit, community-based, all-volunteer organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Dorchester and Boston residents and friends engaged in civic, charitable, political and social activities. Since 2004, our local LGBTQ community has worked with other community leaders to weigh in on relevant issues of our time, enhance quality of life in Dorchester, and support the ideals of acceptance, inclusion, fairness, and equality.

ABOUT YOUR SUPPORT

Your support of DotOUT allows us to help “connect the dots” through collaboration with diverse Dorchester groups and other LGBTQ organizations, host and participate in signature events, and give back to the community through modest donations to impactful local nonprofits. Previous beneficiaries include: Boston Partners in Education, Kit Clark Center for Senior Citizens, Dorchester Historical Society, Boston City Singers, PACT, Dot ART, St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, La Red/The Network, DotHouse Health, Dorchester Youth Collaborative, It Gets Better, BAGLY, and All Dorchester Sports and Leadership.

As a DotOUT sponsor, you will benefit from significant visibility across a broad base of potential customers who live and work in the Dorchester and greater Boston area, and more widely among New England residents who watch or participate in the city’s Pride Parade.

YOUR SPONSORSHIP MATTERS

Our sponsors’ continuing commitment to DotOUT has produced tangible results.

  • DotOUT’s award-winning parade floats garner press and interest in our group and in Dorchester, as a welcoming, inclusive community.
  • DotOUT has expanded marketing and social media outreach to broader audiences for our annual events lineup.
  • DotOUT continues to partner with other diverse community groups (Boston Pride, The L.O.C.S. Collective, Fields Corner Main Street, The Welcoming Committee, etc.) to create meaningful connections across a spectrum of Dorchester interests.
  • DotOUT’s giving to local nonprofits has positively impacted our neighbors and community.

HOW DOTOUT CONNECTS

  • POLITICAL:
    Our popular candidates’ forum remains the only local outreach between the LGBTQ community and city and state political candidates. (Read about our 2015 and 2014 candidate forums.)
  • SOCIAL:
    Our high-profile, award winning floats in both Dorchester Day and Boston Pride parades are warmly welcomed by parade attendees and often commented upon in news channels Dorchester Reporter, Boston Globe and Universal Hub.

    • Our lively social media presence is seen online at MassLive. DotOUT is a known social influencer in Dorchester and South Boston.
    • Our first of the ‘Dorchester season’ Tea Dance draws over 300 attendees each year from Dorchester, metro Boston, and Providence.
  • CHARITABLE:
    DotOUT has donated over $26,000 back to our community.

    • Last year was the most ever—$5,912
    • We made an immediate impact for the Dorchester Youth Collaborative. Our gift of $2,304 paid for 10 urgently needed Chromebooks for high-risk Dorchester youth enrolled in after school tutoring.
Logo prominently featured on Sponsor Appreciation Banner displayed at DotDay Garden Party, Tea Dance, Harvest Mixer and Endorsement Forum
Logo prominently featured in Bay Windows Tea Dance ad for four weeks leading up to events
Logo on 4×6 Tea Dance promo card – over 1,500 distributed at parades
Two representatives on parade floats
Logo prominently featured on website landing page
Hyperlinked logo prominently featured on website Sponsors subpage
Special “thank you” with organic content on website Sponsors subpage
Coordinated Facebook promotions
Logo prominently featured on member emails
Logo prominently featured on Sponsor Appreciation Banner displayed at DotDay Garden Party, Tea Dance, Harvest Mixer and Endorsement Forum
Logo prominently featured in Bay Windows Tea Dance ad for four weeks leading up to events
Logo on 4×6 Tea Dance promo card – over 1,500 distributed at parades
Two representatives on parade floats
Hyperlinked logo prominently featured on website Sponsors subpage
Periodic Facebook promotions
Name (no logo) in emails
Logo prominently featured on Sponsor Appreciation Banner displayed at DotDay Garden Party, Tea Dance, Harvest Mixer and Endorsement Forum
Logo prominently featured in Bay Windows Tea Dance ad for four weeks leading up to events
Logo on 4×6 Tea Dance promo card – over 1,500 distributed at parades
ONE representatives on parade floats
Hyperlinked logo prominently featured on website Sponsors subpage
Periodic Facebook promotions
Name (no logo) in emails
NAME (no logo) on Sponsor Appreciation Banner displayed at DotDay Garden Party, Tea Dance, Harvest Mixer and Endorsement Forum
ONE representative on parade floats
Hyperlinked logo (small) featured on website Sponsors subpage
Name (no logo) in emails
NAME (no logo) on Sponsor Appreciation Banner displayed at DotDay Garden Party, Tea Dance, Harvest Mixer and Endorsement Forum
Hyperlinked logo (small) featured on website Sponsors subpage
Name (no logo) in emails

Checks payable to Dorchester Outstanding Alliance can be mailed to: Mark Haley, Treasurer DotOUT, 42 Plympton St, Boston, MA 02116

Logo level sponsors: Please email high resolution digital logo in PDF or JPEG format to: info@dotout.org no later than May 18 to meet promotional materials print deadlines.